There are two types of winter travelers: those who run from the cold and those who embrace it. No matter which team you’re on, private air charter can take you to your winter happy place.
We’ve rounded up five of the best cities in the United States to visit during the winter to help you start planning your next adventure:
1. Key West, FL
Key West is a snow bird’s paradise. Home to the southernmost point of the U.S. this historic city is bursting with old Florida charm. Famous faces like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams have called the island home, along with some of the country’s oldest bars and famous key lime pie. The waters are prime for snorkeling and other water activities, and the water is actually warm enough to take advantage.
2. Breckenridge, CO
This charming historic mining town doubles as Colorado’s most sought after ski destination. With nearly 3,000 acres of ski-friendly terrain and the highest lifts in the country, thrill seekers will make this their go-to winter escape every year. The city also hosts some of the country’s best winter events, including the Snow Sculpture Fest and Ullr Fest, a time of wacky homage to Vikings.
3. Gatlinburg, TN
The heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, this little slice of Bavaria is gorgeous year-round. Tucked in a valley with mountain views on all sides, Gatlinburg has become one of the top tourist destinations in the state.
The closest airport is about an hour’s drive from the town, but visitors agree that getting there is half the fun. Winding mountain roads, wildlife, and panoramic views make every moment enjoyable.
4. Yellowstone National Park
Though there’s never a bad time to visit Yellowstone National Park, the winter snow blankets the park in magic and provides a truly unique experience. Because of the icy conditions, many of the roads in the park are closed to traffic, giving you an authentic experience of what the area was like before cars. Opt for snowmobiles, snow coaches, or cross country skis to explore the sights. It also helps that the crowds are much smaller.
5. St. John, US Virgin Islands
Technically part of the U.S., St. John is the smallest and most unspoiled of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. You’ll need to fly into St. Thomas and ferry over to St. John, but the quieter, less crowded environment will be well worth the extra effort. The island tends to be less dominated by tourists during the winter, and the mild weather allows you to take even more advantage of the off season. From water activities to hiking trails, there’s much to explore. Wildlife abounds, including turtles and pelicans, and snorkeling is always in season.
Where will your winter travels take you? At Access Jet Charter, we’re here to help you explore your private air charter options and plan the adventure of a lifetime. Contact us today for reservation information and enjoy a better way to travel.